Mr. Lock, an accomplished singer/songwriter, is undeniably the epitome of soul music today. Can't nobody do it... quite like him. That's all that needs to be said. However, for those unlucky few out there who have yet to be blessed by hearing this artist's amazing and irresistible songwriting and performing capabilities, we'll catch you up. Mr. Lock has been associated with some of the biggest underground records ever pressed. His music has been duplicated by world renowned artists, such as Les Claypool, from supergroup Primus. He began his musical journey in Macon, GA, as lead singer for several local bands, all of which he founded. This awarded him an opportunity to travel to Philadelphia, where he recorded his first song on RCA Records. Earning local recognition, he soon joined forces with the sons of the late, great Otis Redding, and formed the funk group, The Reddings. Moving on from this adventure, he felt compelled to head in another direction, which led him to a different genre of music: rock and roll. Mr. Lock succeeded in transforming an ordinary rock n' roll band into a fun and funky spectacle that thrilled all who witnessed, proving himself not only capable but unquestionably superior in this area of music as well. After tiring of the limitations of rock, Mr. Lock's songwriting proceeded to flow naturally into funk-oriented jams. Although he is extremely adept at writing in any genre, Mr. Lock's true love lies in funk. With this endless love and an insatiable hunger fueling him, he continues to trailblaze his own signature sound. He has founded a very promising entertainment company, Platinum Hooks Entertainment, Inc., as well as Funk All Y'all Entertainment, a young and advancing record label that is nurturing other great talents. Cloud 9 is the first solo release from Mr. Lock on the Funk All Y'all label. Featuring soaring R&B ballads such as Cloud 9, heart-wrenching wonders like Especially Me, the jazz-flavored Is This That Night, and neck-breaking funk masterpieces like Bar-B-Que Sauce, this album will surely secure a place in your top ten all-time favorites. As an artist, Mr. Lock shines brighter than any star that's ever graced a stage or microphone. As a producer, he tirelessly and relentlessly donates his talents to help others reach their ultimate potential. You must see and hear him to believe it, to truly grasp the unquenchable energy that drives this artist beyond everyday musical boundaries into wonderfully fresh and unique territory. A lot of artists do it, but can't nobody do it quite like Mr. Lock. Funk All Y'all.